The 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck manages to combine versatility, great fuel economy and dependability while offering several unique trims, cab styles and pickup box lengths.
The F-150 is available in several distinctive trims. These include the XL, STX, XLT, FX, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and the new for 2013 Limited. For the off-road extremist, the segment exclusive SVT Raptor is available and delivers both outstanding off-road capabilities and daily use characteristics. Four engine choices are offered and each is mated to a fuel efficient 6-speed automatic transmission equipped with a tow haul mode. Two powerful V6 engines are available and they consist of a 4-valve, DOHC aluminum block 302-hp 3.7-liter and a 365-hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that incorporates direct fuel injection and twin turbochargers to deliver considerable power and towing prowess while being very fuel efficient. Two V8 engines that are available include a 4-valve DOHC 360-hp 5.0-liter and a 2-valve SOHC 411-hp 6.2-liter and both V8 engines deliver impressive towing capabilities. Safety features include four-wheel ABS disc brakes, electronic traction and stability control, front and side airbags and the Safety Canopy side curtain airbags. The F-150 offers a 4x2 or a 4x4 drive system, three cab styles, three pickup box lengths and several useful individual options and option packages. Available Ford exclusive features include three SYNC variations, MyKey, SecuriLock, SecuriCode, SelectShift, retractable pickup box side steps, a tailgate step, and innovative Ford Work Solution options.
For 2013, the F-150 receives a slight refresh. The Harley Davidson trim has been discontinued while the Limited trim has been introduced. The FX 4x4 model now has standard Hill Descent Control, SYNC is standard on the XLT, SYNC with MyFord is standard on the FX and Lariat trims and SYNC with MyFord Touch is standard on the King Ranch, Platinum and Limited trims. All new SYNC controls are larger and easier to manipulate. New grille designs are available as well as segment exclusive HID headlamps and a voice activated navigation package.